District 4 gets a grant
August 10, 2023
The District 4 Fire Department will receive an office upgrade after securing a 2023 House Bill 1168 computer grant through the Department of Natural Resources, according to District 4 volunteer and grant writer, M.D. Johnson.
It is one of 55 $4,000 grants being given statewide, he said.
Johnson, along with other district volunteers Beth Johnson and Chief Randy Hoven, were instrumental in getting the grant application submitted, and volunteer Justin Roberts, who is the district IT expert, put together a wish list for the department.
“This will allow the district to enter the 21st century, as far as hardware in the office is concerned,” Johnson said. "It was a really welcome opportunity from the DNR and it was really kind of cool to get the word yesterday.”
Johnson expects to get formal confirmation soon, but says it’s a done deal.
“It’s not a million dollars but it is very much needed,” he added.